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Two Seriously Injured In Ashton Area Crash

Ashton, Iowa — Two people were hospitalized with serious injuries following a traffic crash near Ashton Tuesday morning.

According to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened  about 7:30 Tuesday morning at the intersection of Pierce Avenue and 240th Street, about 4 miles southeast of Ashton.

Deputies say 16-year old Ariana Hanna McCann, of Ashton, was northbound on Pierce Avenue in a 1997 Ford Taurus, and 54-year old Marlene Beth Quincey of George was eastbound on 240th Street in a 2016 Chevy Equinox. A witness reportedly told investigating officers that Quincey failed to stop at the stop sign and entered the intersection, where her Equinox was broadsided by McCann’s Taurus. 

Authorities say McCann’s Taurus came to rest in the northeast ditch, while Quincey’s Equinox came to rest on its top in a corn field in the northeast corner of the intersection.

McCann reportedly had to be removed from her car by mechanical means, and was taken to the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley by the Sibley Ambulance. Deputies say Quincey was transported to the Osceola Community Hospital by the Ashton Ambulance. Both women suffered what the crash report calls, “serious injuries.”

Deputies estimated damage to McCann’s 97 Taurus at $15-hundred, with damage to Quincey’s Equinox estimated to be about $20-thousand.

Authorities say the crash remains under investigation.

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